It seems that Robert Loveless is embracing the band vibes for the immediate future, previously “Robert Loveless and the Loveland Band” has rebranded as “Loveland,” and we love it! The funky, soulful vibes are on full display in “Arrow”–their second song under this moniker–with Loveless’ distinctive croon and a slow deliberate groove best reserved for a high school slow-dance.
We have no doubt that we’ll be hearing more from the Halifax-based project in the near future, based on Loveless’ proclivity for prolificness, though there’s no official word as of yet. In the meantime, catch up on all things Loveland on their Bandcamp.
Robert Loveless‘s lead single from Can’t Bobby Love features slinky phaser-peppered guitars and an extraterrestrial synth groove. Of course, Loveless’s unmistakeable croon is out in top form. “Don’t that jive with whatcha know/ Don’t just ebb and flow, go beyond”, he proclaims. It’s less of a suggestion than an order, since he’s taking you there whether you like it or not.
Can’t Bobby Love? is fantastic and is available now from Bandcamp.
We’ve been longtime fans of Robert Loveless, but the incredible Halifax songwriter only recently started incorporating a lot more electronic sounds into his lo-fi bedroom pop. 2014 singles “Ain’t That Love” and “Blue Hell and Back” prepared us for this shift in sound though, so we’re not surprised to hear Loveless prove himself equally a master at making electronic pop. His unconventional approach to the genre doesn’t bother us in the slightest, we’re more than ready to go beyond.
Can’t Bobby Love? is available now from Bandcamp.